Tommy Crangle To Seek House District 27 Seat

Thursday, February 06, 2014
Tommy Crangle
Tommy Crangle

Signal Mountain resident Tommy F Crangle announced Thursday his intention to qualify as a Republican candidate for the Tennessee District 27 seat, now occupied by Richard Floyd, who has announced his plans to step down. 

 

The District 27 seat represents residents who live in parts of Red Bank, Bakewell, Soddy Daisy, Signal Mountain, Falling Water, Mowbray, Walden, Lookout Mountain, Lookout Valley, St. Elmo and Hixson.

 

Mr. Crangle is a licensed professional engineer and a former senior executive with the Tennessee Valley Authority before his early retirement in the late 90’s.  He is active in Republican politics, serving in various local leadership positions, and he currently serves on the Hamilton County Election Commission.  In 2012, he and his wife, Pamper, received the Harold & Lill Coker Achievement Award for their volunteer work with the Republican Party.

 

After his early retirement from TVA, Mr Crangle worked with the Department of Defense and the Department of State, serving in various positions.  As the senior liaison with the Iraqi government to restore the Iraq power grid which provides electricity to 25 million Iraqis, Mr. Crangle was responsible for the execution strategy for a $5.4 billion budget.  For that work, he was awarded the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award by Iraqi Administrator Paul Bremer, the highest award for a civilian authorized by the Pentagon Joint Chiefs. 

 

Mr. Crangle said,  “I know many in District 27 would agree that we owe Rep. Richard Floyd a huge debt of gratitude for the work he has done for us in Nashville.  We all wish him the best of health and happiness as he enters a new season of his life.  As Representative Floyd and previous Reps. Chris Clem and Bill McAfee have done, I look forward to promoting the conservative values of the people of District 27.

“I will run and vote based on fiscally and constitutionally conservative principles that have guided my life.  I will pledge to be easily accessible and work hard to represent the people in District 27.”


Man Shot On East Henderson Drive; Suspect Sought

Chattanooga Police responded to 740 East Henderson Drive at approximately 9:02 p.m. on Thursday for a person shot.  Officers located a black male victim who was suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest. According to witnesses, the victim was in a physical altercation with multiple parties when a suspect fired at the victim striking him in the chest. The victim ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report - And Mug Shots

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ACUFF, BRANDY DANIELLE     1705 EAST 26TH STREET CHATTANOOGA, 37407     29     Chattanooga          VIOLATION OF PROBATION (THEFT UNDER $500) ANDRES, SYLVESTER G     3112 SPRING CREEK ROAD CHATTANOOGA, 37412    ... (click for more)

State Moving Forward In Educational Improvements

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education released the following statement from President and CEO Jamie Woodson regarding the 2014 legislative session in Tennessee and HB1549/SB1835, which passed the General Assembly Thursday: After a year of extensive public and legislative conversation regarding higher academic standards and related strategies to improve student learning, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Some Really Funny Tweets

I am not on Twitter so I don’t tweet. Difficulties with my right hand don’t even allow me to text and when you blend in the fact I am now a bonafide senior citizen, it is ample reason for me to live a life where I am lacking in what otherwise might be achieved through social networking. Twitter has done real well without me. It is one of the 10 most visited websites in the world; ... (click for more)

Soddy-Daisy Uses Eight-Run Inning To Subdue Lincoln County, 13-3

An early two-run deficit meant nothing to Soddy-Daisy’s baseball team Thursday night. Catcher Dillon Clift and pitcher Andy Wright each hit two-run homers, Tre Carter stole home and Soddy-Daisy scored eight runs in the second inning en route to a 13-3 win over Lincoln County in the Trojan Classic at Tom Higgins Field. “We’ve given up a few of those,” Trojans coach Jared Hensley ... (click for more)

Lady Mocs Softball Hosts MTSU

The Chattanooga Mocs softball team is set to host in-state rival Middle Tennessee Friday and Saturday at Frost Stadium in a non-conference two-game set.  The Good Friday game is set to begin 5 p.m. with Saturday’s finale starting at Noon. Chattanooga is currently 24-17 with a 9-5 Southern Conference mark – just 2.5 games back of SoCon leading Georgia Southern – while Middle ... (click for more)